Things to do today
ART A novice art collector's friendships are strained when he asks them to evaluate his newly acquired piece in this Tony Award-winning production. Twenty-four pieces of art from the Duncan McClellan Gallery will be on display during the show. Show starts at 3 p.m. at American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$39. (727) 823-7529.
Nesting Sea Turtles and their Survival Joe Malo, marine educator at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, discusses the life histories, habitats and conservation of sea turtles. After the discussion, take a walk to see an actual beach nesting habitat. Talk begins at 6 p.m. at Sandpearl Resorts, 500 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater. Free. (727) 512-4914.
Wednesday Paddle Social Join fellow paddle boarders at North Shore Park for a casual paddle around the beach and surrounding flats. Bring your own board; rentals will be available if arranged in advance. Meet at 6 p.m. at North Shore Park, 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free; $25 board rental. (727) 510-1921.
Rays deal There will be another $2 Kids Night for tonight's game against Seattle. Buy one full-priced ticket in advance online at raysbaseball.com and you can buy up to three tickets for kids 2-14. This weekend, pop hitmakers OneRepublic (Apologize) give a free show after Saturday's game, and on Sunday Victoria Justice, the Nickelodeon star of Zoey 101 and Victorious, takes her on-screen talent to Tropicana Field to showcase her vocals.
Dine Tampa Bay With 97 restaurants participating Friday through Aug. 30, sample the culinary landscape for a prix-fixe $25-$45 dinner menu. See DineTampaBay.com.
Scream on the Green The summer scarefest of midnight movies in Curtis Hixon Park concludes with the scariest of them all: 1973's The Exorcist. This is one way to get your date to jump in your arms. The movie is free at midnight Friday in the park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa.
Wearable Art 9 A growing contingent of artists show how clever they can be with a bodice Saturday at 8:30 p.m., with an after-party to follow at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. $20; reserved seating $35 or $75.
Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest This fundraiser for the Morean Art Center brings out the creativity in both novice and professional bakers and brings in the crowds who plunk down a $1 a vote to pick their favorite confections at noon Saturday, 719 Central Ave.
— Katie Manfred [email protected]